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Ithaca mayor appoints attorney, school board member as interim city judge

Ithaca mayor appoints attorney, school board member as interim city judge

Seth Peacock, an Ithaca attorney and Vice President of the Ithaca City School District Board of Education, was appointed by Mayor Svante Myrick, pictured right, as an interim city court judge, Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Peacock will have to win in a November election to secure his post for the next ten years Photo: WHCU/Peter Blanchard

Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick has appointed an interim city court judge.

Seth Peacock will replace Judge Judith Rossiter, who retired in June. Rossiter had been a city court judge for two decades and was recognized for her work in developing Ithaca’s drug treatment court (City officials want to rename Ithaca’s courthouse in her honor).

Peacock is a practicing attorney in Ithaca, a graduate of Cornell law school and has served on the Ithaca City School Board for the past decade.

Peacock said he wants to establish a youth court program to get kids on the right track.

“Youth court is critical to getting our kids, who all make mistakes, off the bad track, and onto a positive track,” Peacock said.

Peacock will have to win in the fall election to secure his post for the next ten years. He’ll face a primary election in September.

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